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Messi, Salah score 2 each in Champions League goal rush

Oct. 19, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

Lionel Messi and record-breaker Mohamed Salah converted coolly taken penalties to seal 3-2 wins for Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool amid a goal rush on a wild night in the Champions League. Thirty-five goals were scored across eight group games on Tuesday — at an...

Thanks but no: UK queen turns down 'Oldie of the Year' title

Oct. 19, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s longest-lived and longest-reigning monarch. But don’t call her an oldie. The 95-year-old queen has politely declined the honor of being named “Oldie of the Year” by a British magazine, saying she does not meet “the...

Vulnerable nations lay out demands for climate talks

Oct. 19, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A group comprising dozens of nations particularly vulnerable to the effects of global warming have laid out their key demands ahead of the upcoming U.N. climate summit in Glasgow. These include getting rich countries to commit to fulfill and step up their...

Jumping onto trucks to get to Britain: A migrant's day

Oct. 19, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

CALAIS, France (AP) — Mohammad and Jaber spend every day looking for the right truck, and this afternoon it feels like it could happen. This truck seems right. They scream to their friend to jump. He runs, latches on to the moving rig between the cab and the cargo...

John McLaren, a caddie of 'extraordinary ability,' to retire

Oct. 19, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paul Casey finished with a 68 in Las Vegas, thus closing a remarkable chapter for a British man of “extraordinary ability.” The description refers specifically to his caddie, John McLaren, who has worked his final tournament in America. ...

Puppet Little Amal arrives in UK after journey across Europe

Oct. 19, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A giant puppet of a Syrian refugee child created to symbolize millions of displaced children landed Tuesday on the coast of southeast England on the last leg of a 5,000-mile (8,000-kilometer) journey across Europe from the border of Syria. The 11.5-foot...

UK faces calls for ‘Plan B’ with virus cases high and rising

Oct. 19, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Life has returned to normal for millions in Britain since coronavirus restrictions were lifted over the summer. But while the rules have vanished, the virus hasn't. Many scientists are now calling on the government to reimpose social restrictions and speed...

UK courts green investment to fuel carbon-cutting plans

Oct. 19, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom announced plans Tuesday to stop installing home heating that uses fossil fuels by 2035 as the government hosted a meeting aimed at attracting billions of dollars in foreign investment for green projects in Britain. Prime Minister Boris...

BlackRock backs new hub for company climate data

Oct. 19, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Wall Street giant BlackRock announced Tuesday that it is backing a new London-based research hub which will provide asset managers with information on how the companies they invest in are addressing risks from climate change. BlackRock said it is joining...

UK terror-prevention program questioned after lawmaker slain

Oct. 19, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The killing of British lawmaker David Amess is once again fueling concern about a government program aimed at preventing at-risk young people from becoming radicalized, with critics saying change is urgently needed to ensure it works. Questions surfaced...